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Dear Supporters of the Jain Studies Program at Rice University,

Nearly 3 years ago, in a partnership between the Jain Community of Houston and Rice University, established Bhagwan Mahavir and Chao family Post-Doctoral Fellowship program in Jain Studies at Rice University.


With an appointment of Dr. Brianne Donaldson, the program has been an overwhelming success.  This program provides awareness of Jain values to non-Jains via Dr. Donaldson’s teachings, research, books, publications & lectures.  Her teachings in Jain Bioethics and Jainism have reached far beyond the Jain community and its temples.  These classes are oversubscribed and popular on campus.

To continue this program, we need your support to raise funds for the next academic year.  Our commitment is $40k per year and Rice University will equally match.  The funds need to be with university by February 2019.


We have appreciated your support to make this program a reality, but your support is needed again.

All donations are fully tax deductible.

Please give your check to Urvashi Jain or Jayesh Porwal or mail it to JSH at 3905 Arc Street, Houston, TX 77063. 

Rice U/JSH Coordination Group


Donations by Check:        Make check payable to:       Jain Society of Houston or Rice University

                                            Memo:                                  Jain Studies at Rice U

                                            Mail Check to:                      3905 Arc Street, Houston, TX 77063 

Program Information:     Contact:                      

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